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The City of Birmingham Bringing Another Dimension to the 75th Magic City Classic

PRESS RELEASE                                                                  Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Contact: Brittany Sharp

Phone: 205-721-5369

BIRMINGHAM, AL 2016 marks the 75th Magic City Classic and in conjunction with this momentous anniversary Birmingham also

2016-mccfestival-poster-v4-4welcomes George Clinton, a music legend who is celebrating his 75th birthday this year. Clinton will headline the 2nd Annual Magic City Classic Tailgate Celebration Festival at McLendon Park, Legion Field Stadium on Thursday, October 27, 2016 beginning at 6 pm.

George Clinton redefined music as the principal architect of a style popularized as P-Funk.  The creator of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic, his tunes ruled the charts during the 1970s and 1980s.  Through such #1 songs as “Flash Light,” “One Nation Under a Groove” and “Atomic Dog,” he revolutionized R&B music with a psychedelic twist tinged with hard rock influences.

Birmingham soul artist, Logan will open the concert, which is sponsored by the City of Birmingham.

The Magic City Classic Tailgate Celebration Festival is free and open to the public.

For media inquiries please contact the Birmingham City Council Public Information Director Brittany Sharp at 205.721.5369 or